The Miracle Worker
Jan 6 - 8, 2017
By William Gibson
WINNER! 1960 TONY AWARD - Best Play
WINNER! 1960 TONY AWARD - Best Play
This classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie's success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: "water".
"Interesting, absorbing and moving." - The New York Post
THE MIRACLE WORKER was first presented at the Playhouse Theatre in New York City on October 19, 1959. It was directed by Arthur Penn.
In 1925, Helen Keller addressed the Lions Clubs International Convention in Cedar Point, Ohio.
“Will you not help me hasten the day when there shall be no preventable blindness; no little deaf, blind child untaught; no blind man or woman unaided? I appeal to you Lion, you who have your sight, your hearing, you who are strong and brave and kind. Will you not constitute yourselves knights of the blind in this crusade against darkness?”
Keller’s challenge and her dream live on through the work of Lion’s Clubs International. We have co-ordinated with the Satellite Beach Lion's Club on Sunday, January 8th we have added an additional evening performance at 7:30 pm to benefit the Lions Club. The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse (CVP) is honored to help this wonderful organization celebrate the Lions' 100-year anniversary milestone and build awareness about their service efforts.
Lions Club members will have an information table for anyone wanting to learn more about the organization and will also be providing escort services to visually impaired guests. Collection boxes for used eyeglasses and monetary donations will be present at all performances of The Miracle Worker. The Playhouse will also be sharing our portion of the 50/50 cash raffle with the Lions Club.
All legally blind persons, accompanied by a Lions Club member, will be admitted free to any of the four performances. Any blind person wishing to attend any performance of The Miracle Worker, contact Pete Dunn of the Satellite Beach Lion's Club at 321-446-7896 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Miracle Worker is significant to Lions Club members because it tells the story of Helen Keller, who inspired the Lions Club to champion the fight to prevent blindness. Keller was a blind and deaf girl who overcame all odds and learned to speak. In 1925, Keller spoke at an annual Lions’ Convention in Ohio and called for Lions to become her “Knights of the blind.” Since then, Lions Clubs’ service to the visually impaired has become legendary."
Celebrating 100 years of service, Lions around the world have been changing lives through humanitarian service. Their mission; To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs. Since Lions Clubs International was founded in 1917, Lions have worked on projects designed to prevent blindness, restore eyesight and improve eye health and eye care for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Indeed, sight is one of Lions defining causes. Through professional training, healthcare system development and wide spread drug treatment distribution, Lions have gained worldwide recognition for their work to improve sight and prevent blindness. Lions around the world are also actively involved in: Recycling eyeglasses at 18 centers worldwide, supporting Lions Eye Banks that provide eye tissue for sight-saving surgeries, screening the vision of hundreds of thousands of people every year, and preventing blindness by providing treatment to those at risk of losing their vision.Please call 321.636.5050 for further information
The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse (CVP) is located at:
300 Brevard Ave, Cocoa, FL 32922.
“The Miracle Worker” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
|300 Brevard Avenue,
Cocoa, FL 32922